Daily News from New York, New York on February 21, 1936 · 45
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Daily News from New York, New York · 45

New York, New York
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Friday, February 21, 1936
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I DAILY HEWS, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21; MSB SHITTY ROBBER B A ROUS joeu..ruE ku? sues MBJflffiE'fti I smitt, uje wave pecidep that j J X 1 V i feliiir "figP PEIt FoQouR'PLM 1MiliM2MmM I Nrr uJEDNErDAy u)ia be xoU ' .KlHjF tt Mir to GWe BAtey A P Sbig "dav umem we psen- J 4 wa OBoyi iSV.-v! Crf TT BLOCK OP tTOCK AS 1 vAH, V ) M UJOM'T THe R55 MMm ( CM DC I ) JMm RsJ m bssurpd! v sire ; Mb rrf i fill Pft) JLi A full page of Smitty In colors appears in the comic section of the SUNDAY NEWS . . By JOHN CHAPMAN. RECENT weeks in the theatre, as Lawrence Riley ob served the other night, have heen damned with faint plays . . The other day some one was interviewing Iluntz Hall, the lad who plav-3 lippy in "Dead End." "Where do you live?" he was asked. "I live," said Iluntz, "where they DO this stuff, not act it" . . . Sign observed in a Bronx specialty shop by Rose K. Athens: "Skirts 1-3 Off" . . . And another one spotted by Hy Gardner in a Broadway hole-in-the-wall hosiery shop: "We Should Drop Dead If We're Fooling! We Must Get Out by Feb. 20. Big Sale." :!- "Automobiles, laundry soaps, gasoline and face powder have been successfully sold not because of the public's blind loyalty to manufacturers . . . but because these products provide the comfort, convenience, thrills and romance that people want and demand." from an ad agency's ad about Uatlf. It goes to show how dumb I am. I'd been thinking all along that they provided transportation, clean shirts, fluid for my cigarette lighter and smooth faces. ! t - The National Broadcasting Company has a questionnaire which it Bends to radio artists, and some one got the idea of trying it on Dr. S. I. llsiung. the Chinese author of "Lady Precious Stream." Here are Home of the questions and the good doctor's answers, which are.wise and gently witty: (). What did your father do? A. My father was a gentleman at Iarg. Q. What did your parents want you to do? A. To be a man, and now I am one. Q. Do you iiTe in the city or the country? Why? A. I live between the city arj the country so that I can easily get into the citv or country. Q. What is your idea of nothing to do? A. When I am singing, that is nothing to do. Wi Q. What is your idea of the most useless sport or pastime, and why ? A. Football is useless probably because I don't play it. Q. When is a play a bad play? A. I think a bad play is a bad play any time. Q. Do you like to cook? A. When I am hungry and there is no one about. Q. What is your favorite dish? A." Nothing when I am not hungry and anything when I am. t ill Yolen attended a recent performance of "Let Freedom Ring" at the Civic Repertory Theatre, where, he says, you just take any seat that remains vacant after the curtain goes up. Kvery one belonging downstairs in the better seats moved about until comfortable seats were found. When the lights went up for the first intermission there was a grand looking old lady in one of the boxes. "Huh!" snorted a long-haired girl sitting back of WHL I bet she wants that we should eat rake!" e ? e - Lou Frankel, who digs into slang and the reasons behind it, offers a few show business terms: Chopper tap dancer. The metal plates on dancing shoes chop up the floor . . . Paint job flashy stage suit ... Moo tee, or muggles, or weed marijuana cigarettes. Mulah money. Lou always thoupht it was Arabic or Syrian, but research turns up this: A colored vaudeville team used the word years ago. One of the partners played the role of a Chinese, and the other one, playing a colored man, owed him money. The "Chinese" asked for his mulah which was his idea of pidgin English. ? t A magician, relate Hy Gardner, topped miserably at per f mr marie m Monday evening, and couldn't understand why. In order to perform one trick he appealed to the audience for a watch. Nobody offered one, to he had to whip to the next trick. He asked two member of the audience to step up on the ttage and hold sharp knive while he did a piece of butine with a rope. Again nobody volunteered. A stage manager stepped up and led the magician 08 the stage. The poor guy evas so engrossed in his routine that he had forgotten he was doing a benefit at Sing Singf n x Out in the wilds of Africa, report Howard Snyder and Hugh Wedlock Jr., a colored missionary was horrified to find a couple of cannibals burning a captive white man. "Brethren, he cried, "how can you do dat? How eaj yoa put dat white man on de fiah like dat? Ain't I toP yoa never to do dat?" One of the savages sulked. "Aw, lissen, deacon,' he protested. Whut does you want us to do eat dis yere white man raw?" t t One more colored story but a true one, about a dusky cook who quit her job a week or so ago, leaving the neatest of letters of resignation. "Dear Mrs. Taylor," she wrote her employer, "I ar gone. tCatwngUt l3S b CJucaco Trtbuac-S. T. awa,Sjlu:Ja, laej 1 . . t Edward Horton Film At Brooklyn Strand t-.r 9? 4 3 1 I ! r i - 3 ? t Pggy Conklin, Edward Everett Horton and Elizabeth Patterson are importantly east in "Her Master' Voice,' now being shown at the Brooklyn Strand Theatre. By VAXDA nALE. "Her Master's Voice," a Para mount production, from the play by Clare Kummer, screen play by Dore bchary and Harry bauber, directed by Joseph Santley and presented at the Brooklyn Strand Theatre. THE CAST: 1 Famr Edward ferett Horton Wum?i Farrar Pesry Conklia Anut Mia Taura Hop Crpws Mm. Slaituu. Twillins Potie Can!am iizabeth Patterson Grant Mitchell Ruth Warren Charles Coleman Dick Elliott The comic Edward Everett Horton, one of the limited Hollywood-ians endowed with that rare ability to snatch good pictures right out from under the haughty noses of fat salaried stars; the in-a-class-by-herself stage, comedian, Peggy Conklin, who is currently delighting audiences with her performance in "Co-respondent" at the Ritz Theatre; the able Laura Hope Crews, who recently stepped into the royal slippers abandoned by Mary Boland in "Jubilee," that four-star musical ' comedy at the Imperial Theatre; and the adequate character actress, Elizabeth Patterson these outstanding players keep the incongruity of "Her Master's Voice," the Brooklyn Strand Theatre's near feature, from being, otherwise, unbearable. Horton, here, as in his previous stereotyped starring pieces, is reduced to the state of intimidation by a stronger will. This time the higher power is Laura Hope Crews, whose vicarious maternal passion for her niece and E. E.'s wife Peggy Conklin, comes near untying the couple's connubial knot. Bat Horton, pulling his scattered self-assertion together, takes the marital crisis by the nose and throws it plumb out of his ivy-covered love nest. J l?aaw.hj!et ?H?r, MastVoice" presents, intermittently, situations commonly described as hilariously funny, but at times, all too often, the hokum herein is so deflated as to bring about a feeling close to boredom. And as for us, who are dyed-in- the-wool Horton fans, we prefer watching this egregious chuckle-promoter stealing good pictures than lending his artistry toward lifting bad pictures out of the doldruis. AMATEURS AT ROXY Major Edward Bowes No. 1 tinit of radio amateurs beerins todav a week's engagement at tha Roxv Theatre. CAMPED w m Outdoor enthusi- 1 3 - 1 I asis ana oiuera too! Safeguard yourselves against chapping, chafing and windburn! Bathe regularly with mildly medicated Cuticura Soap that soothes as well as cleanses. Use Cuticura Ointment a wonderful aid in restoring harsh dry skin to natural loveliness. Buy Cuticura. At all druggists. EUflEUnAoiXWENI 'UNFIT' WPA DRAMA SHUT BY U.S. ORDER Boston, Feb. 20 (P). The WPA play, "Valley Forge," bitterly assailed after its first showing as "unfit even for adults," was closed today by federal officials. Tha play opened at Plymouth Tuesday and was scheduled for a statewide tour. Selectman Charles Moning; of Plymouth had charged that profanity was freely used in the play and that there was an ultra-realistic depiction of the camp follower of Washington's day. TRAVEL Ike Hew BERKSHIRE ttJzek-Eud Special with Club Diner and De luxe Air-Conditioned Coaches leaves Grand CentralTerminal FRIDAYS 0LY SLppinl at DANRURT - NEW MIL-FORD . KENT CANAAN - SHEFFIELD GREAT HARRINGTON - STOCKRBIDGE LEE - LENOX - riTTS FIELD RETim.'V SUNDAY Dm New Trk 8,20 pa. ana 10:1$ rex. 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